Any Adelaide-based early career researchers on the ASC list may be interested in this event.

 

ECR Network: Communicating science to the public – the why, how and where

Science Exchange, Exchange Place, Adelaide

Tuesday 19 March

5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Communicating science to the public is increasingly seen as an important skill and experience for scientists, however many feel trepidation when faced with it. How do you take your research or field of knowledge and make it understandable for the general public or an audience who might not have background knowledge of your field? Similar problems can be faced when talking to scientists from other disciplines. Paul Willis, former palaeontologist and broadcaster on ABC’s Catalyst program, now Director of RiAus, will take you through how to talk to the public about science in an engaging and entertaining way.

 

You’ll also hear from two ECR’s about their work and career, and have the opportunity to network with other ECR’s from around Adelaide.

 

Registration required: http://ecr2013-march.eventbrite.com.au

Please register with your institution email address.

 

Time

 

Speakers

5:30pm

Welcome

Don Bursill

5:45pm

ECR Network speaker 1

TBA

5:55pm

ECR Network speaker 2

TBA

6:05pm

Communicating Science to the Public

Paul Willis

 

6:55pm

Open Networking with refreshments

 

7:30pm

Event finish

 

 

 

 

 

Contact: Ben Lewis, RiAus – blewis@riaus.org.au

 

 

 

Dr Ben Lewis

Programs Co-ordinator

 

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